Dear Friend,

Sometimes no expression comes.  It’s just a blank stare that makes a difference.  Nothing can move us, not even the taunt of insects reminding us we’re out of our element.  You’re all soul, my friend – familiar like songs I’d never heard before but listened to a million times.  It’s impossible to live the magic…

I’m gonna dance

I came across this partial song tonight that I started writing a few years ago. The idea of the song is/was that sometimes people see us going through a hard time and they wonder why we don’t seem more devastated. But in all actuality, they never really knew about all the tears you cried in…

You are beautiful. You are loved. You are accepted.

“You are beautiful. You are loved. You are accepted.”Hearing these words every day for months changed my life forever.Someone finally told me what I’d always wanted to hear. That someone was me. Every day for months, I reminded myself out loud, “Anna, you are beautiful. You are loved. You are accepted.” and you know what…

Falling in Love is Transitory

Around two decades ago, I was obsessed with researching the notion of “falling in” love.  It was mostly motivated by a personal mission to discover why so many people reportedly “fall in” love and then end up “falling out” of love.  While I was very keen on the notion of falling in love with someone,…

Rat Eternal

For weeks I sat contemplating where he might have gone.  Though I had a pretty good idea, at least intuitively, that he’d left his body.  It could be quite possible he appeared as a rodent rustling around in my old journals the night before.  Though he loved and respected all God’s creatures, I can hardly…